be your own worst enemy• My father was his own worstenemy.• Many driversare their own worst enemy -- driving too close, driving too fast, all the usualfaults.• You could say that Gilly is her own worst enemy.• My motherwas her own worst enemy. She knew she was ill but she did nothing to help herself.• People are their own worst enemies.• To what extent would she say she was her own worst enemy?• Players can be realsnobs about names, too, so they are their own worst enemies.• In other words, we are our own worst enemy.
6public enemy number oneinformal someone famous who has done something bad and who a lot of people do not like 头号公敌
His views made him public enemy number one in the eyes of the media.
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public enemy number one• Rats have been brandedpublicenemy No. 1 in Bangladesh.• Taylor has turned into public enemy number one.• She had done nothing wrong, yet between them Rourke and Rebecca were making her feel like public enemy number one.
7the enemy withinpeople in a society etc that other people think are trying to secretly destroy or damage it 〔试图在暗地里搞破坏活动的〕内部敌人，内奸
efforts to label environmentalists as the enemy within
ADJECTIVE | VERB + ENEMY | ENEMY + VERB | ENEMY + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤bitter, deadly, great, implacable, mortal, sworn仇敵；死敵；強敵；勢不兩立的敵人；不共戴天的敵人➤biggest, worst頭號敵人▸➤dangerous, formidable, powerful危險的／可怕的／強大的敵人▸➤chief, main, principal主要敵人◇The lion is the zebra's chief enemy. 獅子對斑馬造成的威脅很大。➤ancient, old, traditional老對手；宿敵◇In today's game England play their old enemy, Scotland. 今天的比賽中，英格蘭隊將和他們的老對手蘇格蘭隊對陣。◇Iraq's traditional enemy, Iran 伊拉克的宿敵伊朗➤real, true真正的敵人▸➤common公敵◇They united in the face of a common enemy. 面對共同的敵人，他們聯合起來了。➤natural天敵◇The church and the Communist Party were natural enemies. 教會和共產黨是天敵。➤perceived假想敵➤invisible, unseen看不見的敵人➤potential潛在的敵人➤external, foreign外敵▸➤political政敵VERB + ENEMY➤have有敵人◇She didn't have an enemy in the world. 在這世界上她一個敵人也沒有。➤make樹敵◇He made many enemies during his brief reign. 他在短暫的統治期內樹敵眾多。◇I didn't want to make an enemy of Mr Evans. 我不想和埃文斯先生為敵。➤attack, fight, fight against襲擊敵人；與敵作戰◇He was prepared to use any weapon to fight against his enemies. 他已準備好採取一切手段對付敵人。➤defeat, destroy, eliminate, kill打敗／擊垮／消滅／殺掉敵人▸➤confront, engage, face, meet面臨敵手；與敵人交戰；面對敵人；迎敵◇He turned to face his enemy. 他轉過身來面對敵人。➤know瞭解敵人◇It is important to know your enemy. 瞭解敵人很重要。➤defend sth against, protect sb/sth against, protect sb/sth from保衞⋯免遭敵人攻擊；保護⋯不受敵人傷害◇The cat uses its claws to protect itself against enemies. 那隻貓用爪子保護自己，抵禦敵人。➤deter阻截敵人◇The skunk releases a pungent smell to deter the enemy. 臭鼬釋放出刺鼻的氣味阻止敵人靠近。ENEMY + VERB➤attack sb/sth敵人攻擊⋯ENEMY + NOUN➤army, forces, soldiers, troops, unit敵軍；敵對軍隊；敵兵；敵軍部隊▸➤defences, lines, positions, ranks敵軍防禦工事／防線／陣地／隊列◇The spies managed to penetrate behind enemy lines. 那些間諜成功穿過了敵軍防線。➤camp敵營▸➤action, attack, bombing, fire敵方行動／襲擊／轟炸／炮火◇the first casualty from enemy action 在敵軍行動中的首批傷亡將士◇The men came under enemy fire. 士兵們受到敵人炮火的攻擊。➤activity敵軍活動◇Intelligence reported enemy activity just off the coast. 情報人員報告說敵軍在沿海附近活動。➤country, territory敵國；敵方領土▸➤aircraft, fighter, plane, ship, tank敵機；敵方戰鬥機；敵艦；敵方坦克➤missile, weapon敵方導彈／武器▸➤propaganda敵方宣傳➤prisoner敵方俘虜➤target敵方目標PREPOSITION➤against an/the enemy抗敵◇They decided to use the weapon against the enemy. 他們決定以武力禦敵。➤enemy of⋯的敵人◇an enemy of God 上帝的敵人PHRASES➤your own worst enemy自己最大的敵人◇Some dancers become their own worst enemies, criticizing themselves for every imperfection. 一些舞者總是因每一處不完美而責備自己，成了他們自己最大的敵人。➤fall into enemy hands落入敵方手中◇The document must not at any price fall into enemy hands. 無論付出什麼代價，文件都不能落入敵手。➤in the face of the enemy在敵人面前◇He was shot for desertion in the face of the enemy. 他在面臨敵人進攻時當逃兵，被槍決了。➤an enemy of the State國家公敵◇Thousands of perceived enemies of the State were imprisoned. 數以千計被認為是國家公敵的人遭到囚禁。➤public enemy公敵◇Since the scandal he has become public enemy number one (= very unpopular). 自從這個醜聞發生後他就成了頭號公敵。
enemy ♦︎ competitor ♦︎ rival ♦︎ opponent ♦︎ the opposition ♦︎ the competition ♦︎ foe ♦︎ adversaryThese are all words for a person, group or country that fights, opposes or competes with sb/sth.这些词均表示敌人、对手或竞争者。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆a competitor / rival for sth◆against an enemy / a competitor / a rival / an opponent / the opposition / the competition / a foe / an adversary◆the main enemy / competitor / rival / opponent / opposition / competition / adversary◆a formidable / worthy enemy / competitor / rival / opponent / foe / adversary◆an old enemy / rival / opponent / foe / adversary◆a dangerous enemy / rival / opponent / foe / adversary◆bitter enemies / rivals / opponents / foes◆to have an enemy / a competitor / a rival / an opponent / a foe◆to face an enemy / an opponent / the opposition / the competition / a foe◆to fight an enemy / an opponent / the opposition / a foe◆to defeat an enemy / a rival / the opposition / a foe / an adversary■enemy [countable] a person who hates sb or who acts or speaks against sb/sth敌人；仇人；反对者◆After just one day, she had already made an enemy of her manager. 才刚过一天她就已经与经理为敌了。◆They used to be friends but now they are sworn enemies. 他们曾经是朋友，如今成了不共戴天的仇敌。◆Birds are the natural enemies of many insect pests. 鸟类是许多害虫的天敌。ⓘ The enemy [singular + singular or plural verb] is a country that you are fighting a war against or the armed forces of this country. * the enemy（单数名词，谓语动词可单可复）指敌国或敌军◆The enemy was forced to retreat. 敌军被迫撤退。In this meaning enemy is also often used before another noun.表达此义时，enemy也常用在另一名词前◆enemy aircraft 敌机◆to go behind enemy lines 绕到敌后OPPally ⇨ partner1, friend ⇨ friendⓘ A person who has the same interests and opinions as yourself, and who will help and support you is your friend. * friend指与你兴趣、观点相同，能帮助和支持你的人◆You're among friends here－you can speak freely. 这些人都是朋友，尽管说吧。■competitor kəmˈpetɪtə(r) [countable] a company or organization that competes against others, especially in business（尤指商业）竞争者，对手◆The company has no serious competitors. 这家公司没有重大的竞争对手。 see also compete ⇨ compete■rival ˈraɪvl [countable] a person, company or thing that competes with others for the same thing or in the same area竞争对手◆They were rivals in love. 他们是情敌。◆Grand it may be, but this cathedral is no rival to the great cathedral of Amiens. 这座主教堂虽然非常宏伟，但却不敌亚眠大教堂。◆The Japanese are our biggest economic rivals. 日本人是我们经济上最大的竞争对手。▸rival
[only before noun] ◆a rival bid / claim / offer 竞标；对立的权利诉求；竞价◆He was shot by a member of a rival gang. 他被敌对帮派的人开枪击中。■opponent [countable] a person who disagrees strongly with sb else and tries to argue against them; a person who fights or competes with sb in politics, business or sport反对者；对手；竞争者◆As a man he was greatly respected, even by his political opponents. 他非常受人尊崇，甚至连他的政敌也很尊敬他。◆He drew his sword and turned to face his opponent. 他拔出剑，转身面向他的对手。 see also oppose ⇨ oppose■the opposition [singular + singular or plural verb] the people you are competing against in business, a competition or a game, etc.（生意、竞争或比赛等的）对手，敌手，竞争者◆He's gone to work for the opposition. 他去为竞争对手工作了。■the competition [singular + singular or plural verb] the people who are competing against sb in business or sport（生意或竞技的）竞争者，对手◆We'll be able to assess the competition at the conference. 我们可以在大会上对竞争对手进行评估。 see also compete ⇨ compete■foefəʊ; NAmEfoʊ [countable] (old-fashionedorformal) an enemy敌人；仇敌◆He knew that Burton could be an implacable foe. 他清楚伯顿可能是他的死敌。◆She was unsure yet whether he was friend or foe. 她还不肯定他是敌是友。OPPfriend ⇨ partner■adversaryˈædvəsəri; NAmEædvərseri [countable] (formal) a person that sb is opposed to and competing with in an argument or fighting against in a battle（辩论或战斗的）敌手，对手◆The two of them were old adversaries. 这俩人是老对手了。